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Pre-caffeine tech: Moon plot, offended seals!

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Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.

Reports are surfacing of an alleged Cold War plot to blow up the moon with nuclear weapons in order to impress the Russians.  

Which sounds a lot like that one "Mr. Show" sketch ... 

In other moon-shattering news, a recent Facebook email — sparked an online hysteria which divided the Facebooking world into two factions: users who suspected the email was yet another phishing spam scam; and users who believed that Facebook is rolling back copyright and privacy rights, and protested this by cutting-and-pasting a viral status update.  Here's what you need to know about that. 

Here's yet another study that says Facebook is stressful -- this time on account of your boss and your mom

Meanwhile, Tajikistan straight-up blocked Facebook following a slew of posts criticizing veteran President Imomali Rakhmon and other officials in the Central Asian republic.

Say goodbye to anonymous reviews on Google Play -- the search giant just merged that service with Google+.

P.S.: Your stolen cellphone's records are going straight to the cops, notes the Atlantic

Also, porn copyright trolls are suing Verizon. Here's why. 

That Apple ultra-thin iMac all the fan boys are excited about is finally available on Nov. 30.

Here are the 37-odd ingredients that make a Twinkie.

In closing: When Seals Open Their Mouths They Look Like Someone Just Said Something That They’re Horribly Offended By.

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